Fuji-san Trip Report (#20114)
- Signed By: Jonathan Kendon and Kate Taylor of UK
- Date submitted: June 05, 2006
- Date(s) climbed: 06/04
- Number of People Encountered:50+ people
- Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Started at 5th station at 11pm, rather early as arrived summit 3am. Had to wait 2hrs for sunrise. Amazing seeing such massive crowds, hot noodle stalls and beer vending machines up a mountain... Traverse of crater rim felt like walking on the moon. Incredibly windy too. Thoroughly recommend the traverse as the descent on the other side gets little traffic and the 2000m volcanic sand scree-runs are awesome fun. Bus back to start point. Not much altitude problem but quite fatiguing all-round, esp the temperature differences.